As required under §11.309 (b)(3) Texas Finance Code and further defined in 7 TAC 35.31, the Texas Department of Banking is responsible for establishing an electronic notification system that allows banks to notify check verification companies about closed bank accounts upon the customer’s request due to the customer being subjected to a criminal act as defined under Texas Penal Code §32.51. The Department has developed the Closed Account Notification System (CANS) to fulfill this responsibility and facilitate the transfer of closed account information.
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This electronic notification system is provided by the Texas Department of Banking solely for use by financial institutions for transmitting certain information to registered check verification entities as required by §523.595 of the Texas Business and Commerce Code. Unauthorized access may result in criminal penalties.